Displaced die concepts were explored along with some initial work on buckle characterization. Convective impurity redistribution was further studied. Growth from single cartridges was continued to create a quality baseline to allow comparison of the results with those in the upcoming multiple run and to choose the most appropriate die design. Fabrication and assembly work on the actual five ribbon furnace continued. Progress was made toward the development of the video optical system for edge position and meniscus height control. In preparation for a detailed program, designed to explore the buckling problem, ribbon guidance in the machine was improved. Buckle free, full width ribbon was grown under stable conditions without a cold shoe, an achievement essential to finally arrive at quantitative correlations between growth conditions and buckle formation.